By Michael T. Bello
Published Feb 11, 2017 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Feb 10, 2017 at 9:10 PM ET

Hatfield, MA — On Friday, the e-mail below was sent to coaches and team contacts.

Coaches, Team Contacts, and SIDs,

A few reminders

Men’s Team Rankings: Men’s team rankings will be reviewed on Sunday night so that the rankings may be released and the Team Championship draws may be finalized. All men’s teams should enter their match scores ASAP after this weekend’s matches (Sunday, 6 PM ET, at the latest).
 
MCSA Championship Roster Submissions: All teams participating in the 2017 Men’s Team Championships must submit their final roster order by Monday, February 13, 2017 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (noon). For any roster questions, please contact Dent Wilkens (dent.wilkens@ussquash.com). For full rules regarding lineups for team championships, please click hereEvery team needs to submit a line-up, even if you plan to use the last dual match line-up.

Varsity Coaches Meetings at Team Championships: The Annual Men’s CSA coaches meeting will be held at 8:30pm on Friday, February 17 in the Hall of History next to the Harvard Murr Center squash courts. The Annual Women’s CSA coaches meeting will be held at 8:30pm on Friday, February 24 in the Zanfrini Room next to the Princeton Jadwin Gym squash courts.

All varsity coaches are required to attend the annual meetings, as in-person votes will be taken regarding the future governance of college squash.

 
SquashCares: The CSA will be supporting SquashCares, an initiative that recycles used squash balls to make therapeutic ball blankets for people with disabilities. For details, please visit the website.
 
Women’s Team Rankings: The next rankings will be reviewed on Monday at 6 PM ET. Please log the results into the US Squash Scoring System; otherwise these matches will not be considered for ranking purposes. Without results in the US Squash Scoring System, your team will not be credited appropriately. The CSA is in the computerized ranking phase. To familiarize yourself with the computerized rankings, please read the article on the website.

Harrow Sports Player of the Week: Please nominate deserving players for Player of the Week honors by 6 PM ET on Monday.

  • Criteria: A Player of the Week should have a significant impact on his or her team’s performance during the prior week and demonstrate sportsmanship.
  • Nominations: Coaches, Sports Information Directors, and Team Contacts may nominate players.

Qualifications for Team Nationals:

  • Varsity teams are required to play ten (10) matches against other CSA teams to enter team championships. At minimum, each team should have at least 6 different opponents. Varsity teams should play the majority of their matches against other varsity schools.
  • Club teams are required to play eight (8) matches against other CSA teams to enter team championships. At minimum, each team should have at least five (5) different opponents.

Rule Updates: During the offseason, the Executive Committees reviewed the College Squash Association’s rules. In preparation for the 2016 – 2017 season, the College Squash Association has updated six of its rules. An article summarizing the changes was published on the website in October. Coaches and Team Contacts need to be familiar with these rule updates. To see exact changes, please refer to the “Update on″ link at the bottom of the page for each modified rule.

Minimum # of Players: For a regular season match to officially count for ranking purposes, each team must have at least seven players. Matches with fewer than seven players per team will not count towards the required number of matches for entry into the National Team Championships.